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How does the Fish Habitat Network benefit me as a recreational fisher

Posted on 14 November 2012

How does the Fish Habitat Network benefit me as a recreational fisher [ 19:05 ] Play Now | Download A lot of recreational fishers out there may not have heard of the Fish Habitat Network, which is a progressive group led by recreational fishers to help improve recreational fishing opportunities through restoring and enhancing fish [...] Continue Reading

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How do dams, road crossings and weirs affect my fishing?

Posted on 30 October 2012

How do dams, road crossings and weirs affect my fishing? [ 20:40 ] Play Now | Download Today we talk to Tim Marsden, Senior Researcher with the Queensland Government’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, to learn a bit about how dams and other barriers can impact on recreational fishing, and what can be done [...] Continue Reading

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Bridge-Planting

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Does habitat rehabilitation improve my fishing

Posted on 30 October 2012

Does habitat rehabilitation improve my fishing [ 17:22 ] Play Now | Download Today we are looking at fish Habitat rehabilitation, now you may think that it’s a doom and gloom story for our waterways but fact there are not only good stories but it’s amazing how with a little effort fisherman can make an [...] Continue Reading

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Angling for Conservation – Final Report Updated

Posted on 05 October 2012

New study shows recreational fishers are playing an increasingly important role in caring for our fish stocks and waterways. A recently completed project funded by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation has shown that Australia’s recreational fishing community play an increasingly important role in caring for our fish stocks, and the rivers, estuaries and oceans [...] Continue Reading

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New study shows recreational fishers are playing an increasingly important role in caring for our fish stocks and waterways

Posted on 26 September 2012

New study shows recreational fishers are playing an increasingly important role in caring for our fish stocks and waterways. A recently completed project funded by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation has shown that Australia’s recreational fishing community play an increasingly important role in caring for our fish stocks, and the rivers, estuaries and oceans [...] Continue Reading

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I Fish and I Vote – Recreational anglers as advocates

Posted on 19 June 2012

The role of recreational anglers in the conservation and management of fish and their habitats is not limited to participation in on-ground activities. The importance of advocacy in influencing the very policies and legislation that govern recreational anglers’ access and use of resource, in addition to how habitats are protected and managed, cannot be underestimated. [...] Continue Reading

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Landcare

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Australian Land-Based Anglers Association – Ledgecare Program

Posted on 19 June 2012

If Ian Kiernan, yachtsman, builder, every-day Aussie bloke and founder of Clean up Australia Day has taught us one thing, it is that a single individual can make a big difference. Ian resolved to do something about cleaning up our planet whilst competing in a solo around-the-world yacht race in 1986/87. Ian looked forward to [...] Continue Reading

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Biodegradables

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Improved Technologies – Innovations in Sustainable Fishing Gear

Posted on 19 June 2012

You only have to look at the rows and rows of products which would look at home in any space station that adorn tackleshop shelves to know that anglers are early adopters of new technology. However there has been an interesting shift in new tackle development over recent years, with discerning anglers selectively using products [...] Continue Reading

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Optimal Stocking Rates

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Determining optimal stocking rates for Murray cod in the Dumaresq River: The Study of an Icon

Posted on 19 June 2012

With between four and five million recreational fishers in Australia, angling is undoubtedly Australia’s favourite pastime. And considering the number of fish that are stocked into our waterways every year in the name of fisheries enhancement, it would seem that fish stocking might come a close second. Since 2006 over twenty-two million fish were stocked [...] Continue Reading

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Fishway

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Helping fish to get over their problems; Installation of a new fishway and offtake on Tallowa Dam, Shoalhaven River.

Posted on 19 June 2012

The Shoalhaven River is a large, beautiful and important system to the region of southeast New South Wales. The river begins its journey approximately 300 kilometres southwest of Sydney, flowing northwards through pastoral country near the sleepy town of Braidwood. From there the Shoalhaven carves through impressive gorge country near the town of Marulan, eventually [...] Continue Reading

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12 Mile

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Barra like a bit of shade too! Anglers put the habitat back on 12 mile Creek

Posted on 19 June 2012

12 Mile Creek is located about 50km south of Rockhampton. The creek is very small with a catchment area of about 80km2 and only runs after rainfall events of around 100mm or more. Bill Sawynok, Director of Infofish Australia and driving force behind this project, explains: “Over 80% of habitat previously available to Barramundi in [...] Continue Reading

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